The Dallas Police Department Crime Scene Response Section is responsible for the forensic processing of criminal incident scenes to a permanent resident population of about 1.3 million people. Each crime scene analyst is trained as a "Generalist" (multiple forensic disciplines) and is capable of processing an assigned crime scene as an individual. This "Generalist" approach requires that our in-house crime scene training reflect the current legal and scientific requirements necessary to function within the rigorous demands of a large city, with its unique mix of cultural diversity, in both urban and rural geographic environments.
Course content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the continuing advancements in the various forensic sciences. All courses are "stand alone" forensic crime scene instruction, and not "workshop/overview" type presentations. Comprehension of the subject material is assessed by either practical application, and/or a written test. This approach assures that each crime scene analyst will not only be thoroughly prepared to process a crime scene, but handle the subsequent rigors of qualifying as an expert witness, providing scientific testimony in the courtroom under the mandated "gatekeeper criteria" requirements of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions "Daubert" and "Kumho Tire".
If you are currently employed by a law enforcement agency and interested in attending any of the courses, return to the Crime Scene Training Menu for the list of offered courses, a basic overview of each and directions on how to receive training announcements via email.
All courses are TCLEOSE certified and reported after successful completion. Handout materials and Certificates of Completion are provided.